Hills near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu by Sathish kumar Periyasamy
When is Thiruvalluvar Day?
How long until Thiruvalluvar Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 361 Days.|
Dates of Thiruvalluvar Day
Regions where Thiruvalluvar Day is a holiday
|Puducherry, Tamil Nadu|
|Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. The fourth day of the three-day Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.|
The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th or 16th January as Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.
In some years, it may also be declared as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
In 2020 Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated on 16 January 2020 in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu.
History of Thiruvalluvar Day
Thiruvalluvar was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE. He is best known for authoring Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economic matters, and love. The text is considered as one of the finest works of Tamil literature.
Thiruvalluvar, was chosen as the Tamil language's greatest historical figure after Tamil scholars unanimously agreed to the proposal. As a result, a resolution to celebrate a day known as "Thiruvalluvar Day" for him by all Tamils was passed on 17 January 1935.
The holiday takes places at the end of the three-day festival for Pongal.